I had what appears to be a brownout at the workshop this week that seems to have fried the boot drive on my main CAD machine, file storage on my laptop, and a backup drive as well.
I've ordered a Samsung SSD to use for a boot drive on the Mac mini, but I'm seeking recommendations for reliable and good bang-for-the-buck 2.5" hard drives for storage and backup. What are people finding good these days?
Preferably no hybrid drives.
Gotta get things back up and running quickly and on a budget.
I know this isn't EXACTLY what you're looking for but it's good information and might be some guidance about brands/model lines to look into or avoid. BackBlaze is a cloud storage service and they periodically publish HD failure rates. Here was their latest post:
Hard Drive Reliability Stats for Q1 2015
Also, some good, general info from them:
Computer Hard Drives Failure Rates, Prices, Backup, and More
I use Western Digital external USB drives, which are essentially 2.5" HDDs, for backing up all of my photography and (knock on wood) I haven't had a single issue with any of the drives since I started backing everything up in 2008.